LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008) Swedish

The Swedish film “Låt Den Rätte Komma In” in English “Let the Right One In”, is a film that has been sitting in my Netflix queue for quite some time, and I’m ashamed I didn’t watch it sooner. A Swedish film described as a romantic horror film, its any thing but a “Twilight”. I didn’t even read the film’s distribution  (only went by the five stars recommendation Netflix gave me) and I’m glad I didn’t, or I would have missed this wonderful edge of your seat, wide emotionally rang film.

When horror films are made in The States they tend to be nothing but cheap thrills with cookie cutter, dull characters. “Let the Right One In” is the opposite, and so is the creativity from all of the departments to match. The first “killing” comes unexpected and your left with noting but fear, not fear for the victim but for the perpetrator. What would be a scene of fright on second, the next would then touch you with lionesses and sadness. Theres this nerve of uneasiness that caries it self throughout the film, with touches of comfort and love. A fantastic film, and horror film played out as a romantic coming-of-age film. If you haven’t done so already, go see it.


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